Entertaining encounter ends in stalemate

PUBLISHED: 19:12 24 July 2011

SOCCER :  Weston  V Welling.

SOCCER : Weston V Welling.

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Weston's latest friendly against Bath City ended 0-0 in an entertaining game.

WESTON-S-MARE 0

BATH CITY 0

AN entertaining game was served up by two sides fielding several triallists, but the game lacked final penetration with neither goal seriously threatened.

The visitors were on the attack from early on with Danny Webb firing narrowly wide from a corner on six minutes and a minute later home keeper Lloyd Irish, coming off his line, blocked Jamie Cook’s effort.

As Weston came into the game, Marcus Duharty was just over from distance on 30 minutes and shortly after Matt Trowbridge and Nat Pepperall traded passes in a penetrating run down the right, but Pepperall wasted a good chance by firing over when well positioned. Just before the break, Ben Hunt had a strong effort blocked by Bath keeper Glyn Garner.

Both sides made several changes for the second half and on 49 minutes Bath came close again when Marley Watkins had a low effort blocked by Irish.

Irish made the save of the game on 75 minutes when he managed to tip another Watkins’ effort over his crossbar and five minutes from time Ian Uranga was just wide of Irish’s far post with a curling effort from the edge of the penalty area.

Weston squad: Irish, Craig Laird, Slocombe, Trowbridge, Jamie Laird, Martin, Ingram, Kirk, Hunt, Duharty, Pepperell, Booth, Cann, Richardson, Callum Laird, Dayle Grubb, Young, Beadle, Orchard, Maggs.

Weston’s next friendly against Cardiff City, originally fixed for Saturday, has been brought forward and will now be played on Friday, July 29, 7.45pm.

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